Jun
23
2011

Glowing Summer Skin

Summer time is all about showing your skin. It’s hot, and a lot more of your skin is going to be on display, so you want to make sure that it looks good. Skin that glows with good health is the best summer accessory you can have. Here are a few things you can do to make that happen.

• Exfoliate
Your body is constantly shedding skin cells, and if you don’t get rid of them, your skin will never look glowing and healthy. If you want to make your skin glow, don’t use lotion. Exfoliate. All over. Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Body Wash and a pouf work wonders. Scrub in a circular motion (not roughly), and let the lovely scent of mint and lavender refresh your senses as you refresh your skin. It’s also lightly moisturizing, so you won’t dry out your skin while exfoliating.

• Moisturize
Now you can use lotion, after you’ve exfoliated. Rub it all over, paying special attention to your knees, elbows, and anywhere else you have dry skin. It’s best to moisturize right after your shower, so that your skin absorbs more of the soothing lotion. I like Curel. I use it pretty much exclusively. I use either the Curel Original Lotion, or some of the new Curel Life Stages Lotion. It’s simply the best as far as I’m concerned.

• Foot Care
You’re going to be wearing sandals or be barefoot half the summer if you’re anything like me. Take care of your feet, and make sure they look pretty, too. I like the Curel Targeted Therapy Foot Cream. It softens that dry, cracked skin and makes my feet all nice and pretty.

• Sunscreen
Now, just take care of your skin with sunscreen. You don’t want sunburn; it’s a miserable way to spend your summer, and it’s bad for your skin. Pick out a good broad spectrum sunscreen, and wear it every time you go outside. Really. Even if it’s cloudy, you still need sunscreen.

What skin care products do you use to get your skin summer ready? Let me know on twitter, facebook, or just leave me a comment here on the blog.

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